Swimming Pool as an Added Value to Your Home

Written on October 2, 2009 – 3:49 pm | by Staff |

A swimming pool is an artificially enclosed body of water intended for swimming and any water-based recreation. Swimming pools come in different sizes and shapes, the largest of which is the Olympic size pool. A pool can be built either above ground or in the ground and from materials such as metal, plastic, fiberglass or concrete. Throughout history, swimming pools are being used and constructed with the oldest being the ancient Roman baths to the latest which are in use today.

Swimming pool dimensions differ according to its usage and purpose. Home swimming pools tend to be on the smaller side because of area restriction. Home pools can be permanently built-in or can be assembled above ground and disassembled after summer. Swimming pools are now very common in most homes, be it outdoors or indoors. There are also some additions to the basic swimming pool design such as a spa, a hot tub, exercise pool, a Jacuzzi or a cascading or waterfall. Swimming pools adds value to your home while serving as an added attraction.

Some of the common shapes of home swimming pools are rectangle, oval, Grecian, Roman and kidney pool. Rectangle and oval pools are the most common because of their basic geometric design. These pools are perfect for homeowners who want a simple pool and are on a budget. Grecian and Roman swimming pools are rectangular but have rounded ends. These pools are ideal for homeowners who want a subtle design. A kidney pool, on the other hand, is a pool that is shaped like a kidney ban and is very curvaceous. The curves of this pool are subtle and not as intricate as other curvy pools. For homeowners who are looking to make a tropical theme in their backyard, this pool shape will be perfect. However, for homeowners that have a suitably big area, they can do whatever they like and they can create their dream pool.

Swimming pools are very nice addition to your home but, as with everything, you have to have the proper equipment to take care of it. There are at last six basic and essential pool equipments. These are pool pumps and filtration system, pool heater, pool cleaner, pool chemicals, pool ionizers and generators and pool cover. Pool pumps and filtration system are very important in maintaining the proper hygiene of your pool. The system transfers the water both to and from your pool via a filter which will sift the water and ensure that any harmful remnants get cleaned out. Pool heaters are essential for swimming in cold weather or night swimming. Heaters carry water from the pool to a heater which will warm the water and then send it back to the pool. Pool cleaners and vacuums use suction to grab dust and dirt from the bottom or the surface of the pool. Some cleaners go down to the bottom and sweep and scrub the dirt that is stuck on the pool’s floor. Cleaners come in all shapes, sizes and various weights. Cleaners normally slide on the bottom of the pool’s floor to clean, while others may skim on the surface. Some cleaners are able to perform both functions.  Pool chemicals are used to sanitize and purify the pool water while pool ionizers are an environmentally friendly means of cleaning and sanitizing the pool’s water. These work by discharging a type of metal ion that kills dangerous microorganisms. Swimming pool covers swimming pool covers are made to perform different functions throughout various times. Swimming pool owners all commonly use winter covers, solar covers and safety covers. Winter covers can be used all year long. They not only reduce water evaporation but will also protect your pool from leaves and branches that can damage or stain the pool.
Safety covers are designed to be strong enough to ensure that animals and children will not accidentally fall into the pool.

Swimming pools are great as an addition to your home and it will bring so much fun to your family and friends.

  1. One Response to “Swimming Pool as an Added Value to Your Home”

  2. By curtain wall on Mar 2, 2011 | Reply

    I really love the idea of a pool, especially now that my kids are all old enough to enjoy it. However, living in a climate where it is very cold most of the year, it just has never seemed to be a very practical thought. I worry that in this climate, it may even be a detractor.

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